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Pulled the numbers from a dynojet. First of course it was the 3.6 2WD...but I had long tube headers, CAI with ram air, exhaust, a mild cam, ported TB, TQ converter, and custom tune. FACTORY bwhp of course is rated at 305 and at rwhp pulled 273. Also ran 91 octane for which it was tuned to.

Sorry but I'm a HP guy and I couldn't drive a stock Colorado compared to my Camaro....it was always nice watching the Silverado guys get ticked when I would leave them at the light


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So headers, a mild cam and ported TB gave you 100hp? IIRC you said you were putting down 375RWhp, yes?
Is it possible for you to scan that printout and throw it up on here?
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I've had the 2" drop cushion hitch for about 10 years and has been on multiple vehicles with no issues. I do maintain it by adding 3 in 1 oil to keep it moving freely.
It does help reduce the trailer jolting the truck. Worth it imo.
How does the cushion work? Is there a rubber/neoprene/urethane piece, or does it use some sort of mechanical spring?

I would worry about oil degrading any non-metallic parts.

I don't see a need for the loads I typically haul, but when you start pushing the 7k pound tow capacity, I can see this being a nice addition.

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The ones that I have seen have a urethane cylinder both fore and aft of a sliding metal piece that the hitch pin goes through. Most are only rated up to 3500 lbs. though there are a few that go up to 5000 lbs. IIRC.
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HA! Whenever I saw one of those on a ball, I just thought it was a cover

Well, that makes two of us then, cuz I have no idea what it stands for either


I gotta disagree with you. I'm not saying they look good in photos, more that they look bad in photos AND in person. To me, they look like an accord wagon that they simply chopped the roof off behind the rear seats. It's not even a truck for crissakes. Every real truck starts with a FRAME. The obvious reason for this is strength. Trucks need to haul and tow a lotta weight. To tow a lot of weight you need a receiver mounted to a FRAME. To tow and haul a lot of weight you need lotsa TORQUE. In order to have a motor onboard that has a lot of torque, you need a .....F-R-A-M-E. Why you ask? I'll tell ya. Torque is twist. If you [try to] contain a lot of torque with just a (uni) body, you'll twist it into a pretzel.
Jeez...I could go on and on about it being FWD, not having true/real 4wd, but suffice it to say that Honda built a 'truck' for people who buy Hondas.
To those people, a 'truck' is what you use to go to Home Depot and stock up on plants and mulch. With a 'truck' you don't have to dirty the inside of your Civic's truck, and being a Honda, it's no taller than their cars, and most of all, it's not scary to drive like those American, smoke-belching,fuel-slurping, menacing beasts, that there should be laws against
"To those people, a 'truck' is what you use to go to Home Depot and stock up on plants and mulch. " It's a shame not everyone that uses his "truck" isn't a big, mean, macho Bad--- like you. But even with my Colorado I basically just haul my plants, mulch etc from home depot. But then I do occasionally hunt and fish but then again I am 70 years old. AND I'll bet in my lifetime I have pushed the limits in 4 wheel drive vehicles far more than you. A shame we are not as macho and up to your high standards.
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I gotta disagree with you. I'm not saying they look good in photos, more that they look bad in photos AND in person. To me, they look like an accord wagon that they simply chopped the roof off behind the rear seats. It's not even a truck for crissakes. Every real truck starts with a FRAME. The obvious reason for this is strength. Trucks need to haul and tow a lotta weight. To tow a lot of weight you need a receiver mounted to a FRAME. To tow and haul a lot of weight you need lotsa TORQUE. In order to have a motor onboard that has a lot of torque, you need a .....F-R-A-M-E. Why you ask? I'll tell ya. Torque is twist. If you [try to] contain a lot of torque with just a (uni) body, you'll twist it into a pretzel.
Jeez...I could go on and on about it being FWD, not having true/real 4wd, but suffice it to say that Honda built a 'truck' for people who buy Hondas.
To those people, a 'truck' is what you use to go to Home Depot and stock up on plants and mulch. With a 'truck' you don't have to dirty the inside of your Civic's truck, and being a Honda, it's no taller than their cars, and most of all, it's not scary to drive like those American, smoke-belching,fuel-slurping, menacing beasts, that there should be laws against
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"To those people, a 'truck' is what you use to go to Home Depot and stock up on plants and mulch. " It's a shame not everyone that uses his "truck" isn't a big, mean, macho Bad--- like you. But even with my Colorado I basically just haul my plants, mulch etc from home depot. But then I do occasionally hunt and fish but then again I am 70 years old. AND I'll bet in my lifetime I have pushed the limits in 4 wheel drive vehicles far more than you. A shame we are not as macho and up to your high standards.
Guys this is not the place to discuss this, the topic of frame vs unibody vs ridgeline vs truck has been taken up.

And I knew the reviews of the Ridgeline would be like this

Everyone: Lets get back to discussing what people did to* "their" truck.

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Everyone: Lets get back to discussing what people did with "their" truck.

Thanks
I thought this was a discussion on what people did "TO" their truck, not WITH it.

I really like seeing some of the mods and various accessories found for the Twins. I probably wouldn't do 90% of what you guys & gals do, and think at least 75% of you are plain nuts, but every once and a while I see some really neat mod that I store away in my memory banks for later.

And for you nut cases, I still love you even if you are nuts.
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I thought this was a discussion on what people did "TO" their truck, not WITH it.
But... The rules of the game have changed....

Just kidding I fixed my mistake thanks!
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Pulled the numbers from a dynojet. First of course it was the 3.6 2WD...but I had long tube headers, CAI with ram air, exhaust, a mild cam, ported TB, TQ converter, and custom tune. FACTORY bwhp of course is rated at 305 and at rwhp pulled 273. Also ran 91 octane for which it was tuned to.

Sorry but I'm a HP guy and I couldn't drive a stock Colorado compared to my Camaro....it was always nice watching the Silverado guys get ticked when I would leave them at the light
I have to say you must be quite the tuner, you were getting only slightly less power & TONS more torque from a naturally aspirated engine than @WOT-Tuning Trifecta is getting from their Supercharged 3.6L LFX 375 rwhp, 410 tq vs 390.77, 327.6 TRIFECTA: SUPERCHARGED Chevrolet Colorado / GMC Canyon (in progress; May 1st 2015) I don't recall seeing any posts on you doing these mods, do you have a build thread anywhere?

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So headers, a mild cam and ported TB gave you 100hp? IIRC you said you were putting down 375RWhp, yes?
Is it possible for you to scan that printout and throw it up on here?
I would second this, I would also love to se the dyno sheet. The reported torque number is approaching what Twin Turbo 3.6 LFX's are getting.

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Getting back to the actual thread,

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I have to say you must be quite the tuner, you were getting only slightly less power & TONS more torque from a naturally aspirated engine than @WOT-Tuning Trifecta is getting from their Supercharged 3.6L LFX 375 rwhp, 410 tq vs 390.77, 327.6 TRIFECTA: SUPERCHARGED Chevrolet Colorado / GMC Canyon (in progress; May 1st 2015) I don't recall seeing any posts on you doing these mods, do you have a build thread anywhere?



I would second this, I would also love to se the dyno sheet. The reported torque number is approaching what Twin Turbo 3.6 LFX's are getting.

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Hmmmm would love to show y'all but don't really care to anymore since I don't have the truck anymore nor he documentation on it. No build thread, better things to do than sit on a computer all day on a forum for that and it wasn't anything spectacular. Believe it or not, your call and it doesn't bother me either way. But trifecta didn't from my knowledge upgrade the torque converter either....


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Hmmmm would love to show y'all but don't really care to anymore since I don't have the truck anymore nor he documentation on it. No build thread, better things to do than sit on a computer all day on a forum for that and it wasn't anything spectacular. Believe it or not, your call and it doesn't bother me either way. But trifecta didn't from my knowledge upgrade the torque converter either....


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I'm curious to know how you installed long tube headers onto the LFX engine.
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And cleaned.

Don't make me come back in here...

As for on topic, I parked it in a parking garage at the hospital. My dad is still in here and I just want to take him home. :(

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And cleaned.

Don't make me come back in here...

As for on topic, I parked it in a parking garage at the hospital. My dad is still in here and I just want to take him home. :(
Sorry to hear about your father.

I cut and spliced and extension for my super short block heater cord. Routed out the grill under the Z71 logo.
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I cut and spliced and extension for my super short block heater cord. Routed out the grill under the Z71 logo.
It's my understanding the twins have some type of thermostat in the block heater cord, are you sure your not going to cause any problems by cutting & splicing the cord?

Was it fairly easy to route the cord around the aero shutters etc & through the grill (care to post a quick pic)?

I have to get around to doing something similar myself, I hate having the plug end flap against the paint or headlight & I prefer it to exit on the DS of the truck. I was planning on just attaching a short extension cord to the end of the factory cord (maybe zip tying it to prevent it from working loose) & then routing the extension cord through the lower small grill that's below the main grill on the Canyon. I didn't want to mess with the factory cord because of the (apparent) thermostat in it.


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It's my understanding the twins have some type of thermostat in the block heater cord, are you sure your not going to cause any problems by cutting & splicing the cord?
... I didn't want to mess with the factory cord because of the (apparent) thermostat in it.
If he has the diesel there is no thermostat in the cord, despite the Diesel Supplement Manual saying so. Several of us have confirmed this over in the diesel sub-forum on the thread about adding the block heater.

I have no idea if the V6 has a thermostat in the cord.
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